WASHINGTON, DC US, March 17, 2020 - Today, The Lincoln Project released a new digital video entitled, “Unfit,” focusing on President Trump’s dangerous, incompetent response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

“The coronavirus crisis has revealed, once again, that Donald Trump is dangerously unfit for office,” said Jennifer Horn, cofounder of The Lincoln Project. “A public health crisis of this magnitude requires informed and honest leadership, at a minimum. Anecdotally, I can tell you that in the last 24 hours, I have spent over 10 hours attempting to have an elderly relative tested for COVID19 in Polk County, Florida, to no avail. Trump’s unbridled ignorance, narcissism and gross incompetence have put our nation — and my own family member — at great risk. Americans can no longer remain silent.”

Since the COVID19 pandemic surfaced, Trump and his administration have repeatedly mishandled the issue. Rather than reassuring and leveling with Americans, Trump has made irrational statements, contradicted expert opinions, repeatedly lied about the severity of the issue, sowed public discord by politicizing the crisis, and defended his mishandling of the pandemic.

It is the job of our President and government to protect its citizens to the best of its ability. As patriotic Americans, we have to hold Trump and his administration accountable.

The coronavirus surfaced in China late last year. It has since spread to more than 4,500 Americans, killing more than 7,100 people worldwide, and the situation has been declared a global health emergency. In 2018, President Trump shut down the National Security Council’s Global Health Security Unit, a team of officials responsible for global health, biodefense, and health security issues.

The Lincoln Project is working to defeat Donald Trump and those candidates and officials who have abandoned their constitutional oaths, regardless of party.